THE LAUGHTER FACTORY
Do not miss the chance to see this consistently brilliant, multi award-winning tour. The Laughter Factory, has once again found three acts that possess all the born-with-it-or-not- qualities associated with the worlds leading comics
Brand new to the region, Pat Burstcher is a firm favourite at Montreal’s,’Just for Laughs Festival’ and a regular headliner on the fiercely competitive San Francisco and Seattle comedy scene. With a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love. His unique capacity for reducing the universal to the personal has earned him critical acclaim and recognition as one of the most exciting stand ups working on the international circuit today.
Another welcome newcomer to our highly dysfunctional family is Andy White. This self confessed ‘Silly Brummie’ created quite a stir on the ‘Weakest Link’. We would like to warn everyone that anything could happen, when Andy gets on stage.
Finally, following the phenomenal success of his Edinburgh run, Marcus Birdman never fails to deliver a perfectly crafted, unmissable show.
Described by the BBC "Birdman is the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly. A master of timing and physical comedy, he made us laugh so hard it hurt"
So let’s keep those happy hormones topped up, it’s one of the only things that makes perfect sense.
Where and when:
The Laughter Factory, September 2019 tour dates
Thursday 12th September –Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai 7:30PM
Thursday 12th September – Movenpick JBR, Dubai 9PM
Friday 13th September – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights 9PM
Wednesday 18th September – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 8PM
Thursday 19th September – TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai 9PM
Friday 20th September – Dukes Dubai, The Palm 7PM
Friday 20th September – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 9PM
Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160 including VAT
Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available until and including 4th September.
Parties and group discounts call 0508786728.
Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today.
Meet the comics
Since 2004, Canadian comedian Pat Burtscher has been touring the globe with a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love. His unique capacity for reducing the universal to the personal has earned him critical acclaim and recognition as one of the most exciting stand ups working on the international circuit today.
Mr. Burtscher was a finalist in both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions (and a few other competitions to boot). He was part of Home Grown Comics at Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in 2018 which aired nationally on the Comedy Network. Pat’s also performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Singapore Comedy Fringe and as part of New Faces at JFL 42.
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Twitter, Instagram handles -@patburtscher
Andy White is an energetic, confident and silly Brummie who combines silly voices and a mad afro to devastating comic effect. Andy has numerous media appearances, including winning the Weakest Link comedian’s special! His appearance on the BBC quiz show featured in his five-star (***** Three Weeks) Edinburgh show, ‘It Started With A Quiz’ in 2007. Most recently he featured in the Vote Now Show on BBC Radio 4 during the 2017 General Election campaign. He regularly headlines up and down the UK he’s performed overseras in Monte Carlo (Laughing Horse), Berlin (Bleu Montag) and The Hague (Impressariat).
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An experienced and versatile comedian, Markus is one of stand-up’s most well travelled comedians, much in demand in the UK and all over the world.
Amused Moose Award Nominee – Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe ‘15
NZ Comedy Guild Award Nominee for Best International Artist ‘14
Time Out London - Top Ten Comedians ‘13
Netflix Special- Live from Amsterdam
"Birdman is the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly. A master of timing and physical comedy, he made me laugh so hard it hurt"
“Energetic, engaging… thought-provoking and funny”
Praise for his Edinburgh Festival solo shows
“Probably the most absorbing show I’ve seen. Completely spell-binding”
“Birdman’s Fringe show is a triumph. He isn’t afraid to push the limits of what society deems appropriate. He has created an hour of thought-provoking, hilarious stand-up
“Delightfully comic... topical, controversial and personal”
“Absorbing, intelligent and funny”
Gigs for: Soho Theatre, The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Highlight, Off the Kerb, Avalon, Last Laugh, The Stand, Laughterhouse, Comedy Company, Comedy Box, Up the Creek, Screaming Blue Murder, Just the Tonic and many others.
Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Switzerland, Ireland and Spain.
Grimm RealitiesPBH Free Fringe2015
2B or Not to BeThe Stand Comedy Club2014
Happily Ever After (solo show) The Stand Comedy Club 2013
Love, Life & Death (solo show) The Stand Comedy Club 2012
Dreaming (solo show) The Stand Comedy Club 2011
Sympathy for the Devil (solo show) Pleasance 2008
Son of a Preacher Man (solo show) Pleasance 2007
One Step Beyond (solo show) Pod Deco 2004
Comedy Zone (showcase show) Pleasance 2002
Imperfect (with Francesca Martinez) Pleasance2002
Melbourne International Comedy FestivalFaustus2016
Perth Fringe WorldGrimm Realities2016
New Zealand Comedy FestivalGrimm Realities2015
Melbourne International Comedy FestivalGrimm Realities2015
New Zealand Comedy FestivalHappily Ever After2014
New Zealand Comedy FestivalLove, Life & Death (solo show)2013
Sydney Comedy FestivalBest of British2012
Adelaide FestivalLove, Hate, Life, Death (solo show)2012
Adelaide FestivalDreaming (solo show)2012
Melbourne International Comedy FestivalI’mPerfect (with Francesca Martinez) 2003
The Convoy- New Zealand2014
Best of British - New Zealand2013
Paul Sinha and Markus Birdman – On the Road 2009
Avalon Network - Headline 2003
Francesca Martinez - National Tour (support) 2002/2003
Andy Zaltzman - Avalon Network (support) 2002
Noel Fielding - Avalon Network (support) 2001
BBC Radio 4 – Son of a Preacher Man 2007
BBC Radio 4 – 28 Acts in 28 Minutes 2006
BBC Radio 4 – Loose Ends 2004
BBC Radio 5 Live – Gaby Logan Show 2008
BBC Radio 5 Live – Stephen Nolan Show 2007
BBC Radio 7 – Spanking New 2004
BBC World Service 2012
BBC Radio Scotland – Fred MacAulay Show 2012
BBC Radio Wales – Jest a Minute 2008
Talksport – Hawksbee & Jacobs 2007
NETFLIX- Live at Toomler AmsterdamNetflix2012
TV One (New Zealand)Best Bits2015
TV3 (New Zealand)The Comedy Gala 2013
TV One (New Zealand)Good Morning2013/14
BBC1Heaven & Earth 2007
BBC3How Not to Live Your Life - Series 1 2008
BBC3Most Annoying Songs We Hate to Love 2007
BBC3BBC New Comedy Awards 2001
ITV1 Blank Screen (voiceover)2004
ITV4And Another Thing 2006
Paramount (Comedy Central)World Stands Up 2008
Paramount (Comedy Central) Live at the Comedy Store 2005
Kanal 5 (Sweden)Raw Comedy Club2009
Vara (The Netherlands) Comedytrain International2007
Loaded TVJongleurs Live2012
Lewisham Comedy Festival Open MicWinner
BBC New Comedy Awards Finalist
Daily Telegraph Open MicFinalist
Leicester Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Finalist
twitter - @birdmanwatching
insta - markusbirdman
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The Laughter Factory is the Middle East's longest-running comedy night, proudly making the GCC laugh since 1997.
The Laughter Factory hosts a fresh bill of three different professional comedians every month, many already familiar stars of the screen on hit USA and UK TV shows.
With a reputation for quality and a sharp eye for talent, The Laughter Factory has showcased reams of A-list comics on their way to superstardom, including Michael McIntyre, Russell Peters, Ed Byrne, Dara O'Brien, Ross Noble, Jason Manford, Sean Hughes, Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle.
The Laughter Factory's commitment to comedy has been recognized by numerous publications, winning several accolades over its two-decade history, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Time Out Dubai in 2013.
Gail Clough (co-founder)
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